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    Olivia Zolke
    Olivia Zolke

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    C

    B/T:
    R/R



    05/31/2012

    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    Wildcats earn 65 awards in spring and at-large sports

    05/20/2012

    Northwestern's NCAA Run Comes to Close in 5-0 Loss to No. 6 Seed Texas

    Wildcats conclude season with a 10-3 record over its furiously fun final four weeks

    05/12/2012

    Nine-Run Fourth Inning Sends Northwestern Seniors Out on Top, 10-2 (6)

    Wildcats sweep top-50 RPI Illini to finish .500 on the year and eligible for the postseason

    05/09/2012

    Northwestern Faces Illinois on Senior Weekend in Evanston

    Wildcats will honor Megan Lilley, Adrienne Monka and Olivia Zolke

    05/04/2012

    Northwestern's Final B1G Road Trip Takes 'Cats to Michigan State

    Wildcats coming off a series win over OSU at Sharon J. Drysdale Field

    2012: Appeared in two games as a pinch hitter, reaching base on an error against Syracuse (2/24) and earning a Senior Day at-bat in a 10-2 (6) win over Illinois (5/12) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Appeared in two games as a pinch hitter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Drew a walk in a pinch-hit appearance against Bradley (2/11) ... Recorded an RBI with a bases-loaded, pinch-hit walk against Cal State Northridge (3/5).

    2010: Appeared in 10 games as a pinch hitter, remaining in a contest against Cal State Fullerton (2/12) as the designated player ... Also had three appearances as a pinch runner ... Recorded her first-career RBI with a bases-loaded, pinch hit walk versus Utah (2/21) ... Scored as a pinch runner against UC Davis (2/28) ... Ripped a run-scoring pinch-hit single at Michigan State (4/21).

    2009: Appeared in four games as a pinch hitter, notching her first-career hit with a single against Southern Utah (2/14) ... Drew a walk as a pinch hitter against Long Island (2/28).

    High School Named All-Delphic League catcher with a .432 batting average and a .692 slugging percentage at Brentwood in her first season of high school competition ... Batting average was the third-highest in the Delphic League ... Transferred to Mira Costa following her freshman year ... Hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats during a high school tournament ... Played four years of club with the California Cruisers ... Three-sport athlete as a freshman, playing volleyball, soccer and softball at Brentwood ... Continued to letter in soccer at Mira Costa ... Honor roll all four years of high school.

    Personal: Born Olivia Claire Zolke ... Daughter of Scott and Stacy Zolke ... Father played football at Georgia Tech and served as an associate athletic director at the school ... Chose Northwestern over Maryland and Oregon State ... Majoring in political science.

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    GET TO KNOW ZOLKE

    If you could be any other NU Athlete for a day, who would you be?...Kathryn Chrystal
    Favorite Food...Anything chocolate
    Favorite Song... Impossible to choose. But my favorites are definitely the Glee version of any song
    Nicknames...Zo Zo, Liv, Midge
    Hobbies...Hiking, yoga, snowboarding, playing guitar, running, rollerblading
    Favorite Reality Show...Say Yes to the Dress, Cake Boss, What Not to Wear
    Favorite actor/actress...Ryan Reynolds/ Jennifer Aniston
    If you were a super hero, what would your super power and name be?...To fly; Flo (flying Zo)
    Favorite Movie...Le Pianiste
    If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be?...Barack Obama,Gandhi andJohn F. Kennedy
    Favorite pro sports team...Chicago Cubs
    Favorite TV shows...How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night, Glee, Vampire Diaries, Friends
    When I was little, I wanted to be a...Babysitter
    No one can believe that I...Have naturally dark brown hair
    I hate to admit it but I love...Boogey boarding
    Secret talent...I can do the splits
    If I could play any other sport at NU, it would be...Soccer!
    An artist that no one would believe I have on my ipod...Lindsay Lohan
    Favorite midnight snack...Pineapple pizza
    If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be...Chocolate chip and strawberry pancakes
    Favorite class at NU...Religion, Ecology and Culture or International Environmental Politics
    After I graduate I want to...work in international relations, environmental policy, or some other field to help the world!
    Favorite Holiday Tradition...Watching a Muppet's Christmas Carol with my dad; going to The Nutcracker ballet with my parents
    Something that is on your bucket list...Run a marathon, be in a flash mob, go on a safari
    A place I would love to visit...Pompeii, Taj Mahal, Pyramids of Giza
    Facebook or Twitter?...#whatistwitter?
    If I could be any character from a TV show or Movie I would be...Liz from Eat Pray Love
    Best thing about NU...All of the unbelievable opportunities I have been given- from the amazing education to all of the amazing people I have been so lucky to spend time with
    Favorite NUSB memory...movie marathon Sundays, dressing up together every Halloween, flingers on an airplane
    If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you?...Sammy, we would totally win
    Funniest person on the team?...Sheiki
    Best dancer on the team?...Lambootaaay
    Biggest prankster on the team?...Skeiki ... well, she tries.
    If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you?...All of them...I would hope that between all of us, we would definitely know all the answers!